Tips to Get a Good-Looking Professional Headshot

Infographic Text: Tips to Get a Good-Looking Professional Headshot

A flattering headshot can inspire both trust and professional respect. Here are some tips to make a good first impression:

  • Use a plain backdrop or unfocused background to keep viewers' eyes on yourself.
  • Bring a mirror so you can style your hair and check for any food in your teeth.
  • Keep your body language open and friendly—don't lean too far back or cross your arms tightly.
  • Make sure you have lots of light so the camera can get a crips picture.
  • Avoid clothes with distracting patterns or text.
  • Relax your jaw to get a more natural smile.
  • Mind your posture! Keep your shoulders back and your chin forward.
  • Wear the same style of clothing you would during a therapy session.

GoodTherapy recommends hiring a professional photographer if at all possible. They have the lighting, cameras, and photo editing skills to help you look your best. A photographer can charge $75 to $1000 depending on which services you want.

For more information on how to market your private practice, consider getting a GoodTherapy membership

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